Source: (1993) In: L. Atkinson and S.-A. Gerull (eds.), National Conference on Juvenile Justice. Conference Proceedings No. 22, Canberra, AUS: Australian Institute of Criminology, pp. 97-112.This paper describes New Zealand's Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act of 1989. The terms used in the Youth Justice portion of the legislation are defined, the jurisdiction of the Youth Court and objectives of the legislation are discussed, and the use of family group conferences are explained. Finally, the perceived benefits of this form of diversion are listed.